Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are the creators of The McNuggetini (milkshake, vanilla vodka, rimmed with barbecue sauce and garnished with a chicken McNugget) and The Ham Daiquiri (ham, vodka and more), among other bizarre concoctions. Their videos are featured on Food2.com and on their website. Pictures are on the Good Food Blog.
Nic's Martini Lounge
453 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Music Break: The Peanut Vendor by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Choonchun Dakgalbi in Koreatown. The restaurant serves really only one dish: chicken dakgalbi, served tableside. Included in the panchan, or accompaniments is blood sausage, which Jonathan says is excellent.
703 S. Vermont Ave.
L.A. (213) 388-0285
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Music Break: Them There Eyes by Brady Winterstein
Jack Bishop is Editorial Director of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. He is a cast member of public television's America's Test Kitchen and established ATK's tasting protocols. Jack is also the author of numerous cookbooks. The latest book from the group is America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook, just released this month. A recipe from Jack for Farro Risotto is here.
Colman Andrews book is Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, a profile of Ferran Adria.
Jim Russell brings in fresh, raw Macadamia nuts from Fallbrook. These nuts are hard to crack but when you do they are sweet and crispy and not at all like the greasy, canned nuts you find in stores.
Music Break: Goober Peas by The Kingston Trio
Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti are the team behind The Birth of Coffee, a book featuring 100 black and white photographs and the stories behind them. An exhibition of the photographs and accompanying text is now on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Music Break: The Rooster by Smokey Bandits
Ken Albala is the author of The Lost Art of Real Cooking with Rosanna Nafziger. He harvests garden snails from his property, feeds them, cooks them and eats them for dinner. He says the common garden snail is the same variety seen in fancy French restaurants. More about Ken's experience and technique is on his blog.
Pictures of Ken's snails and a recipe is on our blog.
Music Break: The In Crowd (Live) by The Ramsey Lewis Trio